Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hey There, Pumpkin!

The first official day of fall is fast approaching and I am not waiting another week to buy pumpkins. If you feel the same way I do, then you came to the right place! Here are some creative ways to decorate with pumpkins aside from the messiness of carving. 

Make sure to tag #FromTheRugUp on social media with an image of your favorite pumpkin idea for a chance to win a special fall giveaway!

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5 Ways To Decorate Your Home with Pumpkins:

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How to Decorate Your Pumpkins: 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Beauty of Back Bay Boston

Prior to our recent trip to Boston, I had only been once before...in February, so as you can imagine I wasn't a fan as I nearly froze. Our trip in late August was very different and I fell in love with Back Bay. We took the train from New York City directly to the Back Bay station and were on Commonwealth Avenue in less than 10 minutes. 

We were lucky enough to get a room at The Eliot Hotel, built by Harvard University in 1925 and named after Harvard's 21st President, Charles William Eliot. This historic gem is also very puppy friendly; they even upgraded us to a suite so that Dapper could have more space to roam around! This hotel is also very close to Atlantic Fish Co., which makes the best fried oysters I've ever had.

As soon as we got settled out came the camera and walking shoes. We started our stroll on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and were immediately surrounded by rows of grand Victorian townhomes with gorgeous doors, iron gates, and flowers. Many of the mansions have remained private residences, for example, the Burrage Mansion (detail pic above), which is currently listed for $7,500,00.00 while others have been converted into spacious modern condos, like 35 Commonwealth Ave, where the penthouse is listed for $15,500,000.00. I was captured by the intricate and unique details of each townhome and am excited to share my favorites with you along with several beautiful images of the Public Garden and Louisburg Square in Beacon Hill. I hope these images inspire you to experience the beauty of Back Bay & Beacon Hill in Boston for yourself!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pretty Peach Tart

 Holidays at home are a favorite of mine. After some serious travel this summer I am very happy to have a day-off at home to meal prep for the week ahead, organize, and bake a few yummy things, including a delicious peach tart. I typically bake my tarts in a pie dish with pre-made dough. I don't get satisfaction from the hassle of making dough by hand, so I instead focus on the fun stuff: the filling and presentation of the fruit inside! Here's a quick recipe suitable for either a yummy breakfast with coffee or a sweet ending to a dinner. 

First, here are a few of my favorite things to have on hand before you get started: 

(4-5) Organic Yellow Peaches

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice peaches thinly and cut off ends (eat these ends or feed to husband, but do not put into the tart). 

Step 2: Pour 1 tbl. of melted butter into the bottom of the pie dish.
Sprinkle 1 tbl. spoon of flour into the bottom of the dish. 

Step 3: Line the peaches in a circular pattern until one layer covers the bottom of the entire dish. Sprinkle with sugar, flour, and a bit of the butter.
Repeat this until all peaches are used and fill in the center nicely. 

Step 4: Once all of the peaches are used it should look like the image above.
Drip the honey over the top layer and finish with sugar and place on middle rack in oven.
Bake for 35mins

Let the tart cool for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

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